Black Cat Music proudly present an Americana Double Bill – Amelia White and Jamie Freeman
Testament to the quality of Jamie’s songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to his projects; most recently Jamie has co-written with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters including Angaleena Presley, Amy Speace, Ben Glover, Michael Logen and Brandy Zdan. Having lead Angaleena’s UK band, the Pistol Annies singer returns the favour by duetting on his latest record. Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan, Good Lovelies, BJ Cole, Richard Smith, Mark Chadwick and Wild Ponies have all collaborated on previous projects.
His forthcoming EP ‘Dreams About Falling’ was produced by Neilson Hubbard, who received a nomination for Album Of The Year at the 2018 Americana Honours and Awards in Nashville for his work on Mary Gauthier’s ‘Rifles And Rosary Beads’.
Jamie’s latest EP ‘Hasia Dreams’ was “a well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best. There aren’t half measures or compromises. He writes from, and straight to, the heart. When he writes, then you have to listen.”
His previous album earned his band the accolade of the UK’s very own Americana virtuosos (Spiral Earth). With ‘100 Miles From Town’ he set about defining English Americana (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60’s. Delivering a robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) he showed how UK acts can compete best in US Americana (Three Chords & The Truth).
Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ and ‘Dead Stars’ (4 stars R2 Magazine) by The Self Help Group along with many other projects including Noble Jacks debut ‘What The Hammer’. A multi-instrumentalist, Jamie has played drums with Sam Outlaw and was MD for Angaleena Presley’s UK touring band.
His home away from home is Nashville, where he’s been a regular visitor for over a decade. His network of friends and found-family there and in the UK gives him access to opportunities and collaborations that would be the envy of many, and he can’t quite believe his luck. (Although, if he says so himself; he puts the hours in.)
He’s a member of the Americana Music Association UK, and works as their designer and volunteer on many projects. He puts a lot of energy into the organisation, taking a ‘high tide floats all boats’ attitude to helping his fellow musicians.
He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80’s synth-popsters Frazier Chorus, led by another talented brother, Tim.
Following the release of the acclaimed ‘Rhythm of the Rain’ the UK has become a home from home for Amelia and the growing numbers at her shows are testament to a rare talent that grows into something special on stage. With regular sidekick Scott Warman (Porchlight Smokers) on stand up Bass and vocals Amelia brews up a unique show that connects with the heart.
‘Remarkable… it’s hard not to hear the contrasting raw emotions in her distinctive vocal, a dues-paid smoky bar patina. Sassy Americana at its best’
RnR Magazine, 4/5
‘The real deal, full of juicy tunes… the woman just oozes cool… it’s all killer no filler for sure… This is a chance to see East Nashville’s finest at the top of her game – take it’
Americana UK, 9/10
‘An authentic, intelligent piece of music’
Maverick Magazine, 4/5
‘White is so much more than just a country singer and also so much more than just a songwriter. One of the best Americana albums I’ve heard recently’
Music-news.com UK, 4/5